ERIC Number: ED234854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May-18
Reference Count: 0
Chemeketa Community College Telecommunications Network: A Proposal to the Chemeketa Community College Board.
Rude, John C.
Developed by the Telecommunications Committee of Chemeketa Community College (CCC), this report recommends the development of a telecommunications network to supply instruction by television, computers and telephone to homes, businesses, and CCC branch campuses. The report begins by stressing the advantages of a telecommunications network and its role in fulfilling CCC's mission. This section also analyses CCC's target audience, suggesting that a telecommunications network could both increase enrollment and meet the needs of a diverse student population. After the advantages of mediated instruction are listed, (e.g., interactivity; individualization; experience orientation; control over pacing, time, and sequence; and feedback), the objectives for the telecommunications network are stated. Part II presents the components of the proposed network and describes how the six methods of distributing media-based instruction (i.e., microwave, cable television, satellite down-links, low-power broadcast television, phone-net systems, and physical transport of software) can be integrated into a single network. Part III considers the implications of the recommended network and presents general recommendations concerning its operation. Appendices include budget details, proposed programming schedules, comparisons of mediated and classroom instruction, data on cable systems in the Chemeketa District, a sampling of currently available television courses, a proposed table of organization, and a District map. (LL)
Descriptors: Broadcast Television, Cable Television, Communications Satellites, Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction, Delivery Systems, Educational Media, Educational Television, Networks, Program Costs, Program Design, Telecommunications, Telephone Communications Systems, Telephone Instruction, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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